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The Resource The French anarchists in London, 1880-1914 : exile and transnationalism in the first globalisation, Constance Bantman, (electronic resource)

The French anarchists in London, 1880-1914 : exile and transnationalism in the first globalisation, Constance Bantman, (electronic resource)

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The French anarchists in London, 1880-1914 : exile and transnationalism in the first globalisation
Title
The French anarchists in London, 1880-1914
Title remainder
exile and transnationalism in the first globalisation
Statement of responsibility
Constance Bantman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a study of political exile and transnational activism in the late-Victorian period. It explores the history of about 500 French-speaking anarchists who lived in exile in London between 1880 and 1914, with a close focus on the 1890s, when their presence peaked. These individuals sought to escape intense repression in France, at a time when anarchist-inspired terrorism swept over the Western world. Until the 1905 Aliens Act, Britain was the exception in maintaining a liberal approach to the containment of anarchism and terrorism; it was therefore the choice destination of international exiled anarchists, just as it had been for previous generations of revolutionary exiles throughout the nineteenth century. These French groups in London played a strategic role in the reinvention of anarchism at a time of crisis, but also triggered intense moral panic in France, Britain and beyond.This study retraces the lives of these largely unknown individuals – how they struggled to get by in the great late-Victorian metropolis, their social and political interactions among themselves, with other exiled groups and their host society. The myths surrounding their rumoured terrorist activities are examined, as well as the constant overt and covert surveillance which French and British intelligence services kept over them. The debates surrounding the controversial asylum granted to international anarchists, and especially the French, are presented, showing their role in the redefinition of British liberalism. The political legacy of these ‘London years’ is also analysed, since exile contributed to the formation of small but efficient transnational networks, which were pivotal to the development and international dissemination of syndicalism and, less successfully, to anti-war propaganda in the run up to 1914.--
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Bantman, Constance
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Studies in labour history
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
1
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  • Anarchism
  • Anarchism
  • Anarchists
  • Anarchists
  • Anarchists
  • Anarchists
Label
The French anarchists in London, 1880-1914 : exile and transnationalism in the first globalisation, Constance Bantman, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781781386583/type/BOOK
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. From the socialist revival to a terrorist epidemic: anarchism in the I880s -- 2. The Francophone anarchist circles in London: between isolation and internationalisation -- 3. Exilic militancy -- 4. Bombs in Britain? realities and rumours -- 5. The road to the Aliens Act: the anarchists become a political and diplomatic stake -- 6. The pre-war years: cross-channel networks, syndicalism, and the demise of internationalism -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781781386583
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 219 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781781386583
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863822181
Label
The French anarchists in London, 1880-1914 : exile and transnationalism in the first globalisation, Constance Bantman, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781781386583/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. From the socialist revival to a terrorist epidemic: anarchism in the I880s -- 2. The Francophone anarchist circles in London: between isolation and internationalisation -- 3. Exilic militancy -- 4. Bombs in Britain? realities and rumours -- 5. The road to the Aliens Act: the anarchists become a political and diplomatic stake -- 6. The pre-war years: cross-channel networks, syndicalism, and the demise of internationalism -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781781386583
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 219 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781781386583
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863822181

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